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Arvind Kejriwal launches Electric Vehicle Policy; aims to boost Delhi’s economy, reduce air pollution

The Delhi government has launched its ambitious Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, which aims to boost Delhi’s economy, reduce pollution levels and generate employment.  Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal said that it stands as the most progressive in the entire country and the objective is that by 2024, 25% of all new vehicle registrations should be for […]

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Delhi govt. holds conference with experts to tackle air pollution

A round table conference with experts, NGOs, and officials on reducing air pollution was organized by the Delhi government and chaired by environment minister Gopal Rai on February 27, 2020. It was attended by experts, NGOs and officials to discuss an action plan to tackle air pollution in the national capital.  Delhi Government to come […]

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Why I filed a petition to install solar panels in all Government Offices

Pollution has been a cause of concern for all Delhiites, more so in the last decade. The exponential increase in pollution has gone unattended to an extent that now we are dealing with a severe climate crisis. Millions of people are dying and sadly the number is increasing day by day. Political parties, irrespective of […]

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How green are Delhi’s political parties’ manifestos?

Ahead of Delhi elections, Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party released their election manifestoes and environment-related issues feature in the promises of all three parties. Air Pollution Starting with the chronic air pollution that has affected people of Delhi for years now, BJP, in its manifesto, has talked about a comprehensive strategy for […]

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This is why Delhi needs a Green Election Manifesto

Delhi has been grappling with its worst-ever pollution crisis. Smog might have left the city but the pollution thrives under the eyes. Delhi’s air subsumes the highest level of particulate matter (small solid or liquid particles) known as PM2.5 which instigates diseases resulting in the premature death of nearly 2.5 million Delhiites every year. The […]

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India’s Air Pollution Crisis: How Big it is and What can be done?

In India, air pollution causes at least one million premature deaths among adults in a year. In Delhi, the potential of life lost due to air pollution is estimated to be 3 to 6 years per person. A large number of the world’s most polluted cities are in India. Our ranking in the Air Quality […]

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Why is Delhi Choking?

As the world gets hotter and more crowded, our engines continue to pump out dirty emissions, and half the world has no access to clean fuels or technologies (e.g stove, lamp), the very air we breathe is growing dangerously polluted. As per the official data, nine out of ten people now breathe polluted air, which […]

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Arvind Kejriwal releases ‘guarantee card’, promises Pollution-free Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal released a “guarantee card” ahead of the February 8 Assembly polls, listing 10 promises that AAP will deliver on if it is elected to rule Delhi again. The guarantee card promises to have the “biggest and cheapest” transport facility for the city. It also promises more […]

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Delhi Citizen Groups Release Clean Air Public Manifesto 2020

As the National Capital, Delhi must set an example for the country, not lag behind with poor air quality and weak environmental policies, says the manifesto

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Delhi’s Air Quality is back to ‘Hazardous’

Despite several measures taken to combat air pollution, air quality in Delhi-NCR crossed the ‘hazardous’ category in many places. The overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 389 on Wednesday at 12 pm according to air-quality. In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad performed the worst as its AQI was recorded at 781 at […]

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Delhi’s AQI Continues To Deteriorate, May Enter ‘Severe’ Category

The air quality in Delhi-NCR turned “very poor” on Thursday due to falling temperatures, high humidity, and calm winds and is expected to deteriorate further.  Delhi’s air quality index was 296 at 4 pm on Wednesday which increased to 307 around 7 am on Thursday morning. The AQI recorded in Ghaziabad (350), Greater Noida (316) […]

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Prakash Javadekar Calls For ‘Jan Andolan’ at National Level

The Winter Session of Parliament, which started on November 18, finally took up the issue of air pollution and climate emergency in its sittings.  Air pollution has continued to haunt the people of Delhi-NCR for a long time. The air quality in Delhi even today (November 22) was in the ‘very poor’ category with an […]

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Is Drinking Water Safe In Delhi?

Four reports have been released in less than two months on the quality of water in Delhi

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Odd-Even Scheme May Not Be A Permanent Solution For Delhi Pollution, Says SC

Air quality in Delhi-NCR continuous to be in the severe plus category in many areas as thick smog enveloped the region and schools remained closed for the second straight day. The air quality recorded in Pusa Road (777), Dwarka Sector 8 (930), Pragati Vihar (733), Noida Sector 125 (665), Noida Sector 62 (538) and Chanakyapuri, […]

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Air Pollution in Delhi-NCR Remains in the ‘Severe’ Category

The air quality in Delhi-NCR continues to remain in the ‘Severe’ category on Thursday morning as the Supreme Court mandated anti-pollution authority, EPCA ordered the closure of schools in the region till November 15. “Keeping in mind the hazardous exposure to children, the CPCB Task Force has recommended, which the EPCA is directing, that all […]

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